BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Thursday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EST:
– DENVER – The U.S. Olympic Committee chooses among Boston, Washington, Los Angeles and San Francisco to be the American candidate to bid for the 2024 Summer Games. To be sent about 6 p.m.
– The Cowboys make their first postseason visit to Green Bay since the famed Ice Bowl in 1969. It will be cold Sunday, but not that cold. Back then, at kickoff, it was minus 13 with the wind chill.
– FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Front, back, sideways. Darrelle Revis seems to have eyes everywhere. His vision is just one asset that makes him perhaps the NFL’s best cornerback.
– INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts know what they must do to beat the Broncos – pressure Peyton Manning. When they failed to do that in Denver, Manning put up 24 first-half points.
– CHARLOTTE, N.C. – No team has given Cam Newton more fits than the Seahawks. Newton has led only one touchdown drive in three games against Seattle – all losses. He looks to change that Saturday night.
– EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon awaits its national title game with Ohio State and wants the nation to know there’s more to this Pacific Northwest school than all its football uniforms.
– COLUMBUS, Ohio – Coach Urban Meyer jokes that he’s not quite ready to break out his ”underdog script” to fire up the Buckeyes. Still, his players take being called an underdog personally.
– NEW YORK – Losers of 13 in a row – something no other Knicks team has done in a season in its 69-year history – New York returns home to face the Houston Rockets. Game starts 8 p.m.
– LOS ANGELES – Rick Nash and the streaking New York Rangers visit the Los Angeles Kings for a rematch of last season’s Stanley Cup finals. Game starts 10:30 p.m.
– BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria – Weakened by a cold and competing on a course that has never really suited her, Lindsey Vonn this weekend tries to match the women’s record of 62 World Cup victories.
– KAPALUA, Hawaii – The Tournament of Champions begins Friday, an event limited to PGA Tour winners last year. Among those skipping the tournament are Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott and Justin Rose.
– CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami and Adidas will partner for the next 12 years in a deal that has the potential to become the most lucrative in the history of Hurricane sports.
– KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – In a women’s basketball game between top 10 teams, No. 7 Tennessee goes for its ninth straight victory when it hosts No. 9 Texas A&M. Game starts 7 p.m.
– DOHA, Qatar – Novak Djokovic is upset by Ivo Karlovic of Croatia while playing through a sandstorm in the Qatar Open quarterfinals.